1. for writing and running servlets what api (java sdk) do we need to install ? EE enterprise or SE standard edition ?? sun's java web server contains appropriate module that can run servlets... right ? So one needs such a module to run the servlets ? 2. what about apache web server ? it comes with the servlet engine ? or is it called container ? 3. there are two parts : one is the sdk and the other is runtime environment. the runtime engine required to run servlets is the "container" ? right ? about the sdk ? [ August 07, 2002: Message edited by: mark stone ]
Well, you've posted this in the Tomcat forum. Tomcat contains all the necessary J2EE classes to run servlets and JSPs. Apache is NOT a Java server, but for performance reasons, it's often used to connect to a backend Java server like Tomcat. Tomcat can run just fine without Apache, just a little more overhead on non-Java stuff like basic HTML pages. I recommend you raid the local bookstore for intro books/magazines on the subject. I think you may also find some recommendations here at the JavaRanch.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
You will need the JDK and not just the JRE to run JSP's because they get compiled into servlets at runtime.
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thanks for the url. ok, which one is the one that would install the tomcat container for apache web server jakarta-tomcat-4.0.4.exe jakarta-tomcat-4.0.4-LE-jdk14.zip can you please briefly let me know what is the purpose for this zip file ?